Charity of the Year
We are delighted to be working with Southampton based ‘Where There’s a Will’ as our Charity of the Year 2016.
About Where There’s a Will
Where There’s a Will was set up by Heather Parsons in 2011 after her life was saved by the General Intensive Care Unit at Southampton General Hospital following a battle with the flesh-eating bug, necrotising fasciitis.
Where there’s a Will is a charity that supports patients, as well as their family and friends, whilst they are on the General Intensive Care Unit (GICU) at Southampton General Hospital. They look at offering comfort and support to relatives who find themselves waiting to hear the news about their loved ones as well as support and home visits after patients have been discharged from the hospital. Where There’s a Will also works within the community raising awareness of the needs of those who have been affected by critical illness.
Since 2011 Where There's a Will has raised over £30,000 to support other patients and their family and friends.
Fundraising events for 2016
There will be 6 fundraising events taking place during 2016, all of which will be held at the airport which will engage passengers and staff with the aim of raising as much money as possible for their cause. We will also be working with Where There’s a Will to organise the Runway Run which will take place on Sunday 12th June 2016. All income raised will go directly to Where There’s a Will.
Where There’s a Will charity will be using the funds raised in partnership with Southampton Airport to redevelop and refurbish the Southampton GICU Waiting Room to provide more facilities and make it more comfortable for visitors at a time when the wait can feel unbearable.
Southampton Airport Runway Run
More than 400 runners took to Southampton Airport’s runway at sunrise on Sunday 26th June for the 5K Runway Run which raised around £8k with further donations yet to come in. Read more about the Runway Run.